Happy Birthday Canada and PM Harper’s Canada Day Greeting

Today Canada celebrates another birthday, better known in Canada as “Canada Day” – the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. On behalf of the Government of Canada, happy Canada Day everyone via this video from Prime Minister Harper (Source: Government of Canada)


Webinar Reminder – Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?

Here’s details of a webinar of interest being hosted by our sister site, LiDARNews. Sit in with LIDAR Magazine and Dr. Steven E. Mitchell, Director of Mechanical Engineering at Sigma Space Corporation for an engaging discussion on how Single Photon LIDAR sensors are impacting the marketplace.

Webinar – Single Photon LIDAR: Why Not See the Forest AND the Trees?

Time – Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT [Read more…]

Findings from 2015 LGBTQ Weddings Study via @TheKnot

Indeed a huge day in America with the news of the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage… On the heels of this historic announcement, The Knot  is releasing its third annual LGBTQ Weddings Study and The Knot LGBTQ Edition digital magazine. The LGBTQ Weddings Study surveyed more than 1,200 LGBTQ singles or couples who were recently married or engaged and planning a wedding to uncover spending habits, trends and traditions that couples are embracing or adapting.

Key Findings from The Knot 2015 LGBTQ Weddings Study

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Gadgets – Epson Runsense GPS and Heart Rate Monitor

Another nifty, GPS enabled gadget has hit the market for you runners – the Epson Runsense GPS and Heart Rate Monitors. Depending on the model, the watch can provide up to 35 measurements including elapsed time, stride length, distance, pace, laps, intervals, speed and many more. The watches are also water resistant up to 50 meters, making Runsense the perfect companion to train in any weather conditions or terrain.

The Runsense SF-810 GPS Watch with wrist-mounted heart rate

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Call for entries – The Vizzies

Do you love animating data, creating science apps, or taking macrophotographs? In the Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win you cash prizes. Contest winners will be announced in February 2016, and will be featured in the March issue of Popular Science, on popsci.com and nsf.gov/news/vizzies.

Visualization Challenge: Call for entries - The Vizzies

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Social Media Use Puts Travelers at Higher Risk of Identity Fraud – Some Tips

Some interesting research from LifeLock reveals that International travelers are at a heightened risk for identity theft, particularly for those who frequently post to social media!

Though certain locations have higher risks than others, regardless of the destination, LifeLock recommends that travelers plan ahead and pack light to help protect against losing valuables.

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